On her first international trip as an advisor to the so-called President, Ivanka Trump represented the United States at a panel on female entrepreneurship. After all… German Chancellor Angela Merkel may hold a PhD in quantum chemistry and Christine Lagarde may be a lawyer and the Managing Director of the International Monetary, but Ivanka is Daddy’s little princess, using that trust fund she was born with to keep her Chinese factory sweatshop churning out cheap crap.
Pay No Attention to the Women At Ivanka’s Chinese Sweetshop Factory. They Don’t Count, I Guess
Ivanka’s lies may float out of her mouth in an inoffensive, male-pleasing, whisper, but they are just as disgraceful on the world stage. Regardless of her outing her father’s mythical dedication to women’s empowerment, here in Reality, so-called President Trump spent part of his first 100 days in office signing Executive Orders rolling back Obama-era equal pay provisions and protections for women in the workplace. As her family of grifters pretends to “buy American, hire American,” Daddy’s Little Princess is ensuring that wage slavery is alive and well in China.
According to the Washington Post, “Workers at a factory in China used by the company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line and other brands worked nearly 60 hours a week to earn wages of little more than $62 a week, according to a factory audit released Monday.
The factory’s 80 workers knit clothes for the contractor, G-III Apparel Group, which has held the exclusive license to make the Ivanka Trump brand’s $158 dresses, $79 blouses and other clothes since 2012. The company also makes clothes for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and other brands.
Trump has no leadership role in G-III, and the report did not give the factory’s name or location, or say whether it was working on Ivanka-brand products at the time of the inspection.
Inspectors with the Fair Labor Association, an industry monitoring group whose members include Apple and Nike, found two dozen violations of international labor standards during a two-day tour of the factory in October, saying in a report that workers faced daunting hours, high turnover, and pay near or below China’s minimum wage.
The inspection offers a rare look at the working conditions of the global manufacturing machine that helped make Trump’s fashion brand a multimillion-dollar business.”
Daddy’s Little Princess has a book coming out next week, un-ironically tilted, “Women Who Work.” Though, I don’t think the women making Ivanka’s crap in her Chinese factories will benefit from her advice. Even it they could afford a copy, the life of a wage-slave doesn’t leave one with much leisure time to read.
Like Her Daddy (And Republicans), Ivanka is About Empty Platitudes, Not ACTUAL Progress
I think it’s time to admit that Ivanka isn’t some secret liberal, turning her father into a moderate. If anything, the exact opposite is true. She’s as much of an in-denial liar as her father, eager to aid in the cover-up. It’s clear, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
A thousand years ago, last week, so-called President Trump declared April “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month,” because we’re all supposed to pretend he’s not a serial-groper who spent the last few days defending fellow-serial groper, Bill O’Reilly.
Erin Gloria Ryan wrote for the Daily Beast, “Today, his daughter Ivanka is taking her turn in the family business of naked hypocrisy, marking Equal Pay Day with a tweet that reads, “#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work. We must work to close the gender pay gap!”
You know who actually has some ability to help close the pay gap, if she actually cared about anything beyond Ivanka, The Brand? Ivanka Trump. Bet you 80 cents on the dollar she’ll do exactly what she’s always done to advocate for women and girls in a real way: nothing.
It’s been well-established that, when it comes to gender equality, Ivanka is a hack who wears the language of empowerment like a tacky piece of QVC jewelry, a person who is much more into posing for photos about advocacy than doing the work of advocacy. She’s White Lady Conference Feminism gone metastatic. But her posing as an advocate for workplace equality is especially rich. That’s because during her time as a business leader, Ivanka hasn’t exactly been a woman’s dream boss.
Last fall, Marissa Velez Kraxberger, Ivanka Trump’s former chief marketing officer, wrote about how she had to fight for eight weeks’ maternity leave after she began working for Ivanka. “When I first interviewed with Ivanka I was 2 months pregnant, she called to offer me a job, which I was at the time very excited about, and when I asked about maternity leave she said she would have to think about it, that at Trump they don’t offer maternity leave and that she went back to work just a week after having her first child.”
The primarily-German conference attendees had the good sense to “boo” America’s Trust-Funded Princess when she ignorantly asserted that her p*ssy-grabbing daddy was some sort of champion of women’s empowerment. Meanwhile, here in reality, despite the fact that women are 51% of the population, we’d have to go back to Reagan to find a cabinet less female than the cabinet of so-called President Trump.
Oh well. Who needs ACTUAL progress when platitudes get so many dupes buying those stupid red hats?
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